I have recently been diagnosed as having a herniated Thoracic disc T8 & T9.
I started losing feeling in my legs which has slowly increased and is now from the waist down.
Over the last few weeks I have been losing stability in my legs and the Neurosurgeon I saw at the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire has decided to clear the diary and book me in for surgery within the next ten days.
Unfortunately the CT scan showed hard matter crushing the cord which has subsequently meant they are unable to operate through the back and will have to go in through the chest.
He is having a cardiac surgeon on standby with a neurologist and a few others for what could be a ten hour operation.
There is no alternative to this, I have to have the operation or I will end up paralysed within the next few months.
If anyone else has had something similar I would love to hear from you.